I'm curious what people's thoughts on this scenario are...
Imagine an old, powerful Autumn covenant, in a small kingdom. The covenant owns fields and livestock, which provide the covenants food and income, and has tenants who work those fields and tend the livestock. The covenant has a "live and let live" relationship with the local nobility and clergy and holds a respected position in the Tribunal.
However, all is not perfect. The small kingdom has hostile a relationship with it's powerful neighbor. Unexpectedly, the local king is killed in a border skirmish and the neighboring kingdom invades in force. Ignorant or indifferent to the covenant's claims, the invaders raid the covenant's fields and livestock and attack their tenant farmers.
Assume the covenant itself is a "typical" Autumn covenant, in that it is a fortified stucture with a force of grogs, a handful of powerful elder magi as well as a number of young and mature magi.
What do you think would to happen next? What do you think the covenant should do? What do you think the covenant would do (if different)?
I look forward to your thoughts.